Students tackle world issues at Brown University Model UN conference

During the weekend of November 6 to 8, the King School Model UN delegation participated in the annual Brown University simulation of the United Nations. It was a unique experience, as due to the Covid pandemic the conference was held virtually using the Gatherly program. 

Christos Galanopoulos, History Faculty and MUN Club Advisor, shares that he "watched our delegates participate in their respective virtual conference rooms and was very pleased with their efforts as they engaged with high level, crucial issues facing humanity." 

The committees analyzed a wide range of challenging problems, including:

  • A historical Brown Steering Committee on slavery and justice

  • Cold War diplomacy

  • A simulation of meetings of Facebook executive officers

  • The UN on women, discussing barriers to political participation and trafficking

  • Special Political and Decolonization Committee concerning the future of Israeli held territories and the problem of nuclear waste

  • The problem of cholera in Haiti

  • A simulation of meeting of the Chinese communist party politburo

  • The buzzfeed press

Mr Galanopoulos remarks, "all of these committees and topics should give you a good idea of the quality of the educational engagements that our delegates experienced." 

The King School delegation included: Head delegates Ava Bussan '21 and Thomas Mandel-Mantello '21, and delegates Dalton Aysseh '22, Kenny Backes '23, Nicole Barrera '23, Billy Bernfeld '22, Ori Divon '22, Peri Ferguson '22, Emmi Freeman '22, Ellie Goudie '22, Jasim Haneef '23, and Nii Adom Laryea-Adjei '23. Congratulations to all!

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